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Webcast Summary

Finance leaders are employing techniques, such as dynamic early-payment discounting, to improve short-term liquidity, as well as enable payables to have a positive impact on working capital, the balance sheet, the income statement, and, ultimately, the bottom line.

But because many companies continue to rely on manual processes and a patchwork of incompatible financial systems, they are unable to close the loop on essential components of the overall financial supply chain, including sourcing, invoicing, billing, and payables.

CFO is bringing together leading finance executives from a variety of industries to discuss these topics and more at our 2017 CFO Webcast: How Finance leaders are looking to the Financial Supply Chain to Optimize Working Capital and Liquidity.

About the Speakers

Phil BeckPhil Beck, Senior Vice President, SAP Ariba

Phil Beck is SVP Payments & Financing at SAP Ariba. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategy and execution to transform global B2B payments.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Beck served as Ariba’a Global VP for Network Knowledge and Strategy from 2012 to 2014 and as Vice President of Ariba’s Network account management and operations teams from 2007 to 2012.

Varvara Alva

Varvara Alva, Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer, Gogo

Ms. Alva is a finance executive with over 18 years of finance experience having held leading positions in strategic corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, treasury and investor relations. In her current role, Varvara is leading treasury and investor relations organizations at Gogo, a Chicago-based company, the leader in providing broadband connectivity and wireless entertainment solutions to the global aviation industry. Varvara’s most notable achievements at Gogo include leading the company through an IPO in 2013, raising nearly $1.6 billion in various forms of private and public capital to support company’s growth, and laying the foundation of the global cash management structure to support Gogo’s international expansion.


Varvara Alva

Greg Tennyson, Chief Procurement Officer, VSP Global

Greg Tennyson has progressive leadership roles in procurement, sourcing, finance and commercial contracts experience with Fortune 500 companies with the last 15 years as a CPO. His experience is with not-for-profit and for-profit R&D, manufacturing, healthcare insurance and high-tech companies. He holds a bachelor's degree and M.Sc from St. Mary’s College, Moraga CA and held professional certification credentials from the National Contract Management Association (Certified Professional Contracts Manager) and Institute of Supply Management (Certified Purchasing Manager). He currently holds his Certified Sourcing Professional credential from Sourcing Interest Group.

About the Moderator

Joe FleischerJoe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Custom Content and Research, CFO Publishing

In his role as editorial director of CFO Publishing's custom content team, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing eBooks, research reports, and virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.

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Fields of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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